98年第1學期-2971 中級口語：成語及俗語的加強 課程資訊
|Midterm & Final Exams||50||Written Exam (70%) & Communicative Component (30%)|
|Quizzes||20||Dictation, Listening Comprehension, & Reading Comprehension and Writing|
|Orals||20||In-class group oral performance (3 students per group)|
|Participation||10||Participation in class discussion and activities|
On completion of the course, students should be able to
a) display orally and in written form their linguistic and cultural knowledge of the idiomatic and colloquial expressions acquired in the course by using them in predefined contexts appropriately;
b) display orally and in written form their memorization and control of various expressions by using them deliberately and appropriately in extended discourses;
c) display their communication, critical thinking, and problem solvin abilities and skills by using the expressions spontaneously and appropriately in prepared and impromptu pair or group interactions at normal speech rate in extended discrouses;
d) display their abilities to use English language learning strategies and resources to support their independent study abilities by incorporating expressions acquired outside the course into their in-class oral activities; and
e) display their abilities to sustain and/or enhance their inerest and motivation in learning English by regularly attending class, actively participating in in-class activities, and creatively using as many idiomatic and colloquial expressions as they can in class.
This 3-credit semester-long course is designed to enhance students�English oral proficiency in a variety of individual and interactive activities. In addition to incorporating communication skills and strategies into teaching, this course will particularly focus on enriching the students�idiomatic and colloquial expressions as well as their knowledge of appropriate usage of these expressions in various contexts. In this course, idiomatic and colloquial expressions are viewed in a broad sense, including a wide range of contracted and clipped expressions, phrasal verbs, similes, metaphorical usage, clich廥, and slang. Classes will meet twice a week, three hours in total. Basically, class materials will be covered through an integration of teacher-controlled guidance and student-centered communicative practice and activities to help the students to understand, apply, integrate, and, hopefully, internalize what they learn in class.
Office HourMonday & Wednesday 12:10-1:00 p.m. FL203-A
a) Required materials:
Idiomatic & Colloquial Expressions with Examples, 2009, by Jung-Han Chen.
1) Attitudes Through Idioms, 2nd ed., by T. W. Adams & S. R. Kuder, 1994, Heinle & Heinle Publishers.
2) Collins Cobuild Dictionary of Idioms: Helping learners with real English, 2nd ed., 2002, HarperCollins Publishers.